Two Bozoes Down

  Both Bozo the Clown (Larry Harmon) and Jesse Helms died this week.  Some more-flattering Helms quotes may be seen in a 2001 New York Times article by Kevin Sack.   Less-flattering quotes here.  My opinion…

Signs and Wonders?

The extremely unusual is going on. And not all of it is Canadian. Example One: Hockey Night in Canada, the theme song of the weekly broadcast (entitled, as you may imagine, ‘Hockey Night in Canada’)…

Peace Out, Redux

Fifty years go by like nothing . . . and so it is with the famed peace sign, whose 50th anniversary was recently observed. . . . Filipino Good Friday re-enactors have been admonished by…

Welcome to 2008, Whomever You Are

I imagine you’re aware that the year changed. Famously, this is noted by whack-jobs in New York City looking in abject glee at a big lighted ball crawling down a pole in Times Square. As…